"In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30–40 percent of the food supply. . . . Wasted food is the single largest category of material placed in municipal landfills and represents nourishment that could have helped feed families in need. Additionally, water, energy, and labor used to produce wasted food could have been employed for other purposes." This webpage includes links to resources for helping you reduce food loss and waste.
"Agriculture often places significant pressure on natural resources and the environment. Sustainable agricultural practices are intended to protect the environment, expand the Earth’s natural resource base, and maintain and improve soil fertility."
"Sustainable Management of Food is a systematic approach that seeks to reduce wasted food and its associated impacts over the entire life cycle, starting with the use of natural resources, manufacturing, sales, and consumption and ending with decisions on recovery or final disposal."
"[T]he planet cannot feed both increasing human and farmed animal populations, especially when there will be between 2-4 billion more human mouths to feed by 2050. If we are trying to reduce our car use, limit the amount of water we waste, become more ‘energy-efficient’ and generally lessen our environmental impact, we must also examine the most important factor of our personal ecological footprint: what we eat."
"[V]eganism alone is not the best dietary solution to the unsustainable and unethical practices of industrial food, since it exists within the food industry’s colonialist framework. . . . Furthermore, if they lack proper focus on the local context, vegan diets can still have perverse effects on sustainability."
"Our mission is to foster a dynamic economic and educational connection between community members, farmers, and artisans by providing a marketplace for food grown locally using sustainable farming methods and for locally produced hand crafted goods and prepared foods."
"The CSA Directory lists farm or network/association of multiple farms that offer consumers regular (usually weekly) deliveries of locally-grown farm products during one or more harvest season(s) on a subscription or membership basis."
This site features an organic directory, an annually-updated Local Food Guide, a message board for produce growers, information about the annual Georgia Organics Conference, and access to a monthly eNewsletter.
"Examines the practices of the modern food industry, exposing its exploitation, waste, and inhumane treatment of animals, and provides guidelines for making informed and ethical choices in the selection of food products."